Strikeforce Vet Lyle Beerbohm, Ex-UFC Talent Mike Ciesnolevicz Sign with World Series of Fighting
have signed with new, Las Vegas-based promotion
World Series of Fighting
The fighters' management team at Apex Sports Agency recently
announced the signings. It is currently unknown if the fighters
will compete at the WSOF's
debut event, which takes place Nov. 3 at the Planet Hollywood
Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The evening's main draw airs live
on NBC Sports Network and is expected to feature appearances from
former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight kingpin Miguel
Torres and onetime Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby
Lashley. Immediately prior, the show's undercard streams live
Known as “Fancy Pants,” Beerbohm, 33, compiled 15 consecutive wins
to begin his pro career before suffering back-to-back defeats to
Healy and Shinya Aoki
that brought on his Strikeforce release last year. The
Washingtonian has since won four straight fights, notably
outpointing UFC and Pride veteran Marcus
Aurelio on June 16 before submitting ex-WEC talent Kenny Ento on
Aug. 23 under the King of the Cage banner.
Ciesnolevicz, 32, has competed just twice since receiving his 2009
UFC release after a first-round technical knockout loss to Tomasz
Drwal at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 finale. The
Pennsylvanian has emerged victorious in each of his two most recent
contests, submitting Demian
Decorah in 2010 and then knocking out Bruce Nelson
16 months ago at a Prestige Fighting Championship show in Canada.
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